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Welcome, and thanks for taking a look at The Apple Lover’s Cookbook! Here’s where you’ll find some of my recipes  (just follow the links). Feel free to also click around the blog or read what the press has to say. To meet up with me on the apple trail, click here.

Praise for the book:


“You’re a great teacher, your book is beautiful, and we learned a lot about apples.”—Martha Stewart, The Martha Stewart Show

“This is a solid compendium that is as satisfying and reliable as its namesake fruit.”—Publisher’s Weekly

“I love The Apple Lover’s Cook Book by Amy Traverso.”—Alex Guarnaschelli, chef and Food Network star, via twitter

“Everyone who loves apples will want Amy Traverso’s book for her remarkable Illustrated Primer. And everyone who loves to cook will grab the book for her imaginative and clearly written recipes—I can’t wait to make the Pork and Apple Pie with Cheddar-Sage Crust. Eating an apple a day has never been easier or more delicious.”—Dorie Greenspan, author of Around My French Table

“Google ‘apple’ and you’ll get a little info. Purchase Amy Traverso’s Apple Lover’s Cookbook and you get an in-depth guide to the major 59 apple varieties and a collection of all your favorite savory and sweet recipes (including which style apple to use in every one). But that’s not all. There’s history, tips, trivia, engaging essays. I wish there were a book like this for every single fruit and vegetable.”—Pam Anderson, cookbook author, USA Weekend food columnist, and blogger at

“Amy’s love of apples shines through and makes you want to head to the kitchen to cook or bake something immediately. This book will be an oft-used resource both at home and at my bakery.”—Joanne Chang, Flour Bakery+Cafe

“Amy’s first-hand reporting introduces us to an array of characters who live and breathe apples. We meet a cutting-edge botanist working to create the perfect apple, as well as a farmer who runs a preservation orchard for endangered apple species. Great reading and good food.”—Jack Bishop, Editorial Director, America’s Test Kitchen

“A book capturing the mysteries and magic that can be revealed when you dive deep into subject as rich as apples. Amy’s enthusiasm is infectious, her curation of both sweet and savory recipes spot-on.”—Heidi Swanson, and author of Super Natural Every Day

“Amy Traverso’s motherly pragmatism in the kitchen, her intellectual fascination with the fruit, and her love of great food all come through in these ravishing recipes. Expect The Apple Lover’s Cookbook to take its place among the classics of our era.”—Matt Lee and Ted Lee, authors of The Lee Bros. Simple Fresh Southern

The Apple Lover’s Cookbook is a true gift to apple buffs and chefs alike. Amy Traverso has given us not only wonderful recipes but also stories, history, and the descriptions and photographs of the very best culinary apples themselves. Her book represents an astounding piece of research by one of the great apple lovers of our time.”—John Bunker, apple historian and author of Not Far From The Tree, a Brief History of the Apples and the Orchards of Palermo, Maine

  • Hardcover
  • W.W. Norton & Company
  • ISBN 978-0-393-06599-2
  • 8 × 10 in / 304 pages